The strong climate change that occurred in the Southern Levant during the 4th Millennium BC caused the collapse of the Chalcolithic society (ca. 3800 BC) and the beginning of the Early Bronze Age I period (ca. 3700–3000 BC). The discontinuity between the Late Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age I can be noticed also in the domestic features. The Late Chalcolithic domestic architecture was characterized by a broadroom plan, instead, during the Early Bronze Age I, domestic buildings usually had a curvilinear plan which disappeared during the Early Bronze Age II. In addition to the plan it is important to understand if houses were gathered in quarters or not and where the domestic area was located inside the settlement. This information is significant to reconstruct the daily life and to understand if the consequences of the regionalisation are recognizable also in the domestic features. The aim of the analysis is to understand the evolution and the characteristics of the domestic buildings through the analysis and the comparison of the archaeological data coming from several regions of the Early Bronze Age I Southern Levant. New data from excavations at Jebel al-Mutawwaq, Jordan, will be included in the analysis.
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